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Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Mike Henry, a concept artist and art director, working at BigPoint. Most of his career, he has worked in the gaming industry with studios like Zynga, Blizzard Activision, Booyah, Disney Mobile, Ubisoft.

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Key Takeaways

“When it comes to creative life, just be open to everything! Inspiration can strike anywhere!”

  • When Mike created his first Sketchbook group, little did he know they will soon have member all around the world, in different cities. He made sure to make people feel they all belong there. The pros would usually help the beginners and welcome them to the group.
  • When Mike designs characters, he uses ca. 70% familiar elements and 30% new elements
  • Mike advises that when you have kids, you should slow down your career and spend as much time with your family as possible because you can always ramp up later

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All artworks by Mike Henry, used with permission

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